The Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators neTwork (AELERT) is a well-respected and internationally recognised professional network for environmental regulators across Australasia. AELERT members work in local, state and federal government agencies to implement and administer environmental legislation. AELERT offers members a professional forum in which they can:
AELERT is supported by a full time Secretariat. Find out more about the Secretariat on the Contact page.
Formally established in 2003, AELERT’s current membership includes 220 member agencies and more than 2600 member officers.
AELERT plays an important role in securing a sustainable Australasia through the advancement of best practice environmental regulation. As such, the core of AELERT’s activities concern facilitating cross-jurisdictional collaboration on mutual regulatory challenges; promoting the development of the regulatory craft; and fostering capacity building across the Network. Whilst the Network undertakes its activities primarily through projects undertaken by its Clusters (or working groups), the AELERT Secretariat also provides a range of professional development opportunities including webinars on topics of cross-jurisdictional significance, jurisdiction-based networking events and AELERT’s premiere event – the biennial AELERT Conference.